I see why John McCain and Sarah Palin would not watch the movie. It was their relationship throughout the whole campaign and the making of a vice president. Who knew we can pick a vice president of the United States on YouTube, who picked O’Biden, I meant vice president Joe Biden? I did not know he was Irish. Sarah Palin was coached to be vice president; she has to remember facts and figure, and even history. Steve Schmidt (Woody Harrelson), the senior adviser was preparing her with notes and flashcards about the common questions of what the press would ask. Even though she was a spit-fire when debating and putting some of herself out there, and she was great with people.
Senator McCain (Ed Harris) wanted a charismatic vice president to be on his team, and he picked Sarah Palin and the turmoil continued with her. She was missing her family, the press and the media was after her like a swimmer in the middle of the ocean infested sharks. What she did? She poked them in the eye. She was a fighter. She had nervous breakdowns. The campaign manager was pressuring her to get it right say the right words and key words when debating. It would be nice to read the teleprompter once in a while verbatim. Ad-libbing was great for her and her campaign manager like it when she personalized the speech. She has to stick with the topic of discussion.
People are still saying today she wanted to be president, she writes books about her life and her family, and she likes doing book tours of her books. How many times, would the press and media would ask the same question: “Are you going to run for president?” She said “No” many times, it means no. She knows the pressure and the humiliation of the media.
Julianne Moore as Gov. Sarah Palin in “Game Change” on HBO did an excellent job portraying the governor. Julianne Moore got the mannerism and the voice of the former Governor Palin. I could not tell, was it the real Sarah Palin or Tina Fey?
Steve Schmidt (Woody Harrelson), the senior adviser, is the war hero, and Senator McCain (Ed Harris) comes off as a crusty old soldier who follows orders but can’t help grousing. These guys did a great job, including Woody Harrelson trying to keep Governor Palin straight as possible.
Danny strong, wrote the acclaimed HBO film “Recount” about the 2000 presidential election an Al Gore film political picture, and now he wrote, “Game Change” adapted from the bestseller book about the 2008 presidential race. The film is focused almost entirely on Sarah Palin and her national rise as John McCain’s running mate.
Danny Strong is a native ofManhattan Beach,California, and a graduate of the University of Southern California; he’s also an actor, and has appeared in episodes of Mad Men, Gilmore Girls, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, among other shows. Acting, though, has taken a backseat to his writing, and that’s not likely to change. He just signed on to write the screen adaptation of The Lost Symbol, the third installment of the Dan Brown thrillers, the movie versions of which feature Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon. Tom Hanks is also the producer of Game Change.
Would Danny Strong get nominated for an Emmy for his writing on Game Change? The movie is exciting to watch.